Integrating Whimsical and GitHub
We show GitHub backlinks when you integrate your Whimsical account with GitHub. Backlinks are links or references from GitHub that point to files in Whimsical. For example, if someone mentions a Whimsical board or doc in their GitHub repository, this mention creates a backlink in the specific Whimsical file.
What are GitHub Backlinks?
Once you install the GitHub Backlink integration to one or more repositories, Whimsical will begin automatically detecting Whimsical URLs and recording backlinks:
GitHub backlinks display an excerpt of text and, when possible, a small diff.
GitHub backlinks are created when a user in an integrated GitHub repository creates one of the following, containing a link to a Whimsical item in your workspace: